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Corinth, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Corinth had a population of 14,617 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Corinth is located at latitude 34.9343 and longitude -88.5223 in Alcorn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corinth encompass a land area of 30.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Alcorn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Corinth (GNIS ID: 2404132) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Corinth is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alcorn County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Corinth: Cross City.

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Corinth, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,617 (100%)
Population in Households 14,054 (96.1%)
Population in Families 10,900 (74.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 563 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 485
Diversity Index2 53
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,191
Average Household Income $55,218
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $22,901
Wealth Index5 54
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 7,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,363 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,755 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $115,120
Average Home Value $145,986
Housing Affordability Index3 192
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,118
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,647
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.03% -0.29%
Households -0.22% -0.32%
Families -0.26% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.45%

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Corinth, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corinth to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 93rd
Population Density # 176 52nd
Median Household Income # 171 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 100 28th
Per Capita Income # 112 69th
Diversity Index # 94 74th

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